Meltem Demirors

Chief Strategy Officer; Managing Director, USA, CoinShares UK

BA in Mathematical Economics, Rice University; MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management. Cryptocurrency investor, adviser, and advocate. Has worked with some of the largest companies in the world, mainly on financial risk management and capital efficiency. Has had an intense focus on portfolio management and network development, beginning in the early days of cryptocurrency ecosystem development. Formerly: Vice-President, Development, Digital Currency Group, managed an investment portfolio of 110 companies cryptocurrency and blockchain companies across 30 countries and advised some of the world’s largest financial institutions and corporations. Chief Strategy Officer, CoinShares, a leading digital asset manager; CS Treasury, a service that helps crypto firms and projects optimize treasury assets using structured strategies to risk optimize liquidity, make sound financial investments for the future with any excess cash, and enter into hedges against financial risks. In addition, she serves as the managing director of the firm’s US operations. Works with the academic community on education efforts; helped create the MIT “Future of Commerce” online course and the Oxford Saïd Business School Blockchain Strategy Program. Blogger, “The Collective”. Passionate about financial privacy and civil liberties.